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Tom Harper and Ganus Wakefield Memorial

Old Sardis Church, County Road 17, near Lynn, Alabama

Sunday, October 2, 2005

The forty-seventh session of the Tom Harper and Ganus Wakefield Memorial was called to order by Steve Miles, leading 46 then offered the morning prayer. Steve Miles led 47b.

The class was organized for the day by voting to retain the following officers: Chairman—Steve Miles; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton and Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 75, 48t; Ila Ingle 500 (in memory of Tom Harper), 470 (in memory of Annie Harper); Samantha Spiller 101t, 282; Allen Barnett 303, 45t (in memory of Fletcher Sims); Jeanette Tidwell 336, 314; Daniel Miles 294,143 (for Magel Miles); Juanita Beasley 32t; Larry Wakefield 569b, 339; Sharon Spiller 445, 108t.

RECESS

Steve Miles called the class back to order by leading 358 (In memory of Thomas Farris) and 163 (t? b?). Leaders: Faye Donaldson 40, 225t; Jon Tyler 39b; Lena Keeton 111b, 475 (in memory of John Hocutt); Wilton Donaldson 100, 426t (in memory of Ganus Wakefield); Cecil Wakefield 480, 208. The pastor of the church, Bryan Hutcheson, welcomed everyone, and asked Bill Jones to offer prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Steve Miles leading 234. Leaders: Amber Davis 391, 203; Gwenn Corneilus 235, 490; Max Berueffy 217, 439; Betty Baccus 373, 134; Marlin Beasley 138b, 37b; Willodean Barton 498, 454; Ozella Blackmon 145t; Josie Hyde 434, 309; John Hyde 297, 124; Steve Miles 388; Steve Adams 401, 101t; Kermit Adams 288, 270; Sandra Williams 276, 31t; Margaret Keeton 192, 213b; Amber Davis 216; Max Berueffy 196; Travis Keeton 460; Tim Tidwell and Joyce Hubbit 457; Jeanette Tidwell and Joyce Hubbit 84; Steve Miles 294 (for visitors from Hamilton, Alabama).

Steve Miles led 240 for the closing song. Homer Miles offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Steve Miles; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.